Looking Closer: Student Interest in Protective Services

In recent posts, we shed some light on some of the career interests of STEM Premier student members. Now we’re delving deeper into select industries to see exactly what careers students have on their radar. Today, we’re looking at the protective services industry.

Protective services encompass those occupations which ensure the safety and well-being of the community through a variety of preventative, proactive, and reactive actions. The occupations which most readily come to mind in this industry are police officers and firefighters. However, those highly-visible professions are just a small sample of the industry as a whole.

As far as industry growth is concerned, protective services does not seem primed for a large surge. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the industry to grow only four percent by 2024, adding about 154,000 new jobs.

Regardless, occupations in this sector represent some of the most vital - and sometimes hazardous - jobs in the country.

To get a better idea of some of the business and finance occupations which STEM Premier students are interested, here is a small sample:

  • Correctional Officers
  • Fire Inspectors
  • Federal Agents
  • Security and Surveillance Personnel
  • Forensic Scientists

Is your school or organization looking for these kinds of students? If so, join STEM Premier today and start connecting.